Aug. 16 - A letter from former News of the World reporter Clive Goodman says phone hacking was widely discussed at meetings, contradicting denials of top executives. Lindsey Parietti reports.
New evidence emerges in the phone hacking scandal that reaches into the upper Echelon of British politics. This letter from former reporter Clive Goodman contradicts news of the world executives denials that they had knowledge of the practice. Goodman wrote the letter for years ago to appeal against his dismissal from the tabloid. In this election the hacking was regularly discussed at meetings until -- editor Andy Coulson and any further references. Clothes and went on to become a spokesman for prime minister David Cameron but was later forced to resign. The parliamentary committee investigating the scandals of the letter's contents would be examined closely. What is plain is that we always -- me. The kinds that all completely different and contradict each. In that there's points. A needle in a number of errors the topic right. And it's infinitely -- -- -- it's helped -- the parliament was -- which he's long been fonts to give evidence a few weeks ago. What I think people it's -- that is that seems to be questions of whether the judgment itself is that it's. The litter raises questions over the evidence given to parliament by owner Rupert Murdoch an executive students Murdoch and Rebecca brooks. A lawyer for the -- victims says the evidence pointed to a call for -- Well we have to look at -- is not just. Whether the evidence was wrong but wine growing evidence was put forward in the first place if that was a deliberate decision by the company. To mislead parliament then they see. Substantial questions have to be have to be asked him that sounds like a deliberate cover up. Allegations that journalists packed into thousands of phones including those of murder victims prompted twelve of us and forced the company to close the 160 year old Paper in July. And keep her daddy Reuters.